Considered as one of the leading important links in the global shipping chain, over the past time, despite being heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam's seaport system in general, and the Cai Mep - Thi Vai port system in particular still achieved impressive growth.
Mr. Nguyen Trung Kien, Vice Chairman cum General Secretary of the Vietnam Food Association (VFA), on the afternoon of August 15, informed that Berth 125 of Cat Lai Port (HCMC) would resume operations from August 16 to connect the export activities for rice exporting enterprises in the South.
The Maritime Administration of Vung Tau City, on August 12, reported the review results and proposed solutions to cope with cargo congestion at Tan Cang Cat Lai Port in Ho Chi Minh City, which has also affected the whole Cai Mep - Thi Vai port cluster in the neighboring province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau.
Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien has just sent a document to propose to the Prime Minister some solutions to remove the congestion of goods at Tan Cang Cat Lai Port that has been causing difficulties for import and export activities.
The Customs Department of Ho Chi Minh City, on August 3, gave temporary instructions following the direction of the General Department of Vietnam Customs for enterprises and cargo ships on the transportation of goods that are congested at Tan Cang Cat Lai Port during the social distancing period for Covid-19 prevention.
The network of seaports in Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, also known as Port Network No. 5, is the largest network of ports in the country, consisting of Tan Cang Cat Lai port which has handled about 70% of containers entering and leaving national harbors. The efficiency of this network is crucial to that of the entire national network, thus its ongoing problems need to be resolved.